Thursday, December 11, 2014

Jaz Dorsey's HEADSHOTS kicks off Metro Parks and Rec's New Play Reading Series (Nashville)

My song cycle HEADSHOTS will serve as a curtain raiser for the kick off of the fourth year of the Metro Nashville Parks Theatre Department's New Play Reading Series, to be performed by the amazing HILARY MORRIS. HEADSHOTS is a set of five songs from my various musicals - kind of a mini cabaret.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Khalil Kain's LAMBS TO SLAUGHTER at Blackboard - Monday, December 8 (NYC)

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Lambs to Slaughter
Written and Directed by Khalil Kain

Lambs To Slaughter tells the story of a mourning single mother living alone now in the city after the murder of her son Emmett. Her name is Joan. Time seems to stand still for Joan as she is overwhelmed by her grief. With help from her neighbor and best friend Athena and the care of her good friend Paul, Joan is able to wrestle with the memories of her son Emmett.  Like Athena and Paul, Emmett wants to make sure that his mother safely navigates her mourning process. The loss of a child will always be devastating, but the loss of a child to gun violence could easily be too much to bear for any parent. There is no escape for Joan. Or is there? Love and a life away from this dark place is offered to Joan by Paul. Can Joan learn to love with her broken heart? With the help of her friends and encouragement from her son, Joan is able to make the choice that allows her to live again. 
W. Tre Davis as EMMETT
Tracie Franklin as JOAN
Pamela Monroe as ATHENA
$10 Suggested Donation


Wine served.
Reading followed by a 20-minute talkback.

About Khalil Kain

New York City born and bred. 20 plus years in the entertainment industry as an actor. Best known for his role as Raheem in the hood classic JUICE, and as his turn as Darnell on the hit tv show GIRLFRIENDS.

Khalil worked as the director and as a producer at Aaron Davis Hall for their production of Sam Shepard's BURIED CHILD. Khalil sits on the board of directors at the City College Center of the Arts, and teaches at the Harlem School of the Arts. 

Khalil is now transitioning to work behind the camera. The Cop drama MADERO is presently in development with Khalil Kain Producing. 

LAMBS TO SLAUGHTER is the first play written by Khalil Kain. 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Call for Gospel Plays


My name is Jason Fullen, and I work with the organization Grace InFused Theatre. We are a non-profit arts organization that seeks to support and showcase theatrical productions from across the country that promote the Gospel. We are excited to stage the 2015 Grace InFused Theatre Festival this July 10-11th, 2015 in downtown Columbus, Ohio at the historic Vern Riffe Center. We are currently accepting applications for the festival - we welcome all playwrights, theatre groups, drama ministries and anyone else with an original production to share to apply for this year’s festival by visiting The application deadline for the 2015 Grace InFused Theatre Festival is February 1st, 2015. For more information or questions, e-mail 

Connect with Grace InFused Theatre on social media! Grace InFused Theatre Facebook Grace InFused Theatre Twitter Grace InFused Theatre Instagram 

Apply now! 

Jason Fullen 
Program Manager, 
Grace InFused Theatre

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Video Series on Theatre Financing by Gordon Firemark

Video series by Gordon Firemark on theatre financing is worth the watch if you're planning on raising funds yourself to stage your play or musical. Click here to view.

Rave Reviews for "AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' " Don't Miss It. Use your half-price discount code and get your tickets now! (Harlem)

Through November 23 only.

Don't wait to the last week, it will surely be sold out, only 125 seats in the theater.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the 

(124th Street between Morningside & St. Nicholas Avenues)

Your half price discount code is: harlem

Get your tickets here.

Call for 10-minute plays (Deadline: 12/1)

InspiraTO 10th Play Festival Deadline: Dec. 1st

  1. This year's creative challenge: The urban jungle. Your play must speak to the urban landscape: The drama must address living, working or growing up in the in the city. It can show the consequences of living in the urban landscape or relationships that develop because of it. Please note: Mentioning a street or section of a city is not enough if it doesn't effect the drama or if it doesn't address the issue of what it means to live in an urban environment. If we feel that this play can just as well take place in the country or small town we won't accept it. Use your imagination: be bold, be witty, be creative, and challenge us. The story can be a comedy, a drama, a parody, absurd or anything in between. The big city environment offers a living and breathing entity that we love to hate or hate to love: harmonious, dynamic, complex, antagonistic, ever-changing, growing and dying, offering endless pleasures for some and never-ending suffering for others. A safe heaven? Or a battlefield? The story is yours. 

 2. The play must be a ten-minute play. The contest is open to anyone without geographic or age restrictions. You must submit online. Please fill out the submission form and submit your play by Dec.1, 2014 . There are no fees. Once you submit you will be taken to a page confirming that we have received your submission. You may only submit one play. The cover page should have the title of the play, the playwright's name and the list of characters. The pages should be numbered. The format should be easy to read. We accept previously produced plays (but not plays that have produced in InspiraTO before). The playwright must own the rights to the play up to June 8, 2015 (i.e. the script cannot be owned by a publisher). Any style is acceptable except musicals. We are particularly interested in scripts that aren't afraid to make bold choices: quality writing backed by imaginative staging. Only those playwrights whose plays have been selected will be notified by January 15, 2015. The plays will be selected by a committee from the Toronto theatre community. If selected, your play will be performed in Toronto, Canada from May 28 - June 6, 2015. Between ten to eighteen ten-minute plays will be selected and performed. 1st Prize: $500 CDN. Should your play be selected for inclusion in the festival, you are giving the non-exclusive right to Theatre InspiraTO to produce and perform the play in the 10th Annual InspiraTO Festival in Toronto (Canada's largest ten-minute play festival), in the May/June 2015. The InspiraTO Festival will find the cast, crew and market your play. Authors retain copyright and full ownership of their plays.

3. Tips on writing. The submission must be a play. A ten-minute play is distinct from a sketch, or a skit; it is a compact play, with a beginning, middle and an end. You need a character facing obstacles in pursuit of some specific goal. You need rising action, conflict, and a climactic moment and your play must tell a complete story.

Friday, October 31, 2014

DC Copeland's JITTERBUG! now has National CORE Arts Standards HS/College teaching aids

DC Copeland's Jitterbug! the dancical now has National CORE Arts Standards HS/College teaching aids. "Jitterbug! in the Classroom" is an extensive Educator's Manual and Student Questionnaire for DANCE, THEATRE, and LITERATURE. All the items are free and can be found here.  

Sunday, October 19, 2014

AAPEX Favorites Petronia Paley and Nathan James nominated for 2014 AUDELCO Awards

Petronia Paley
Nathan James
AAPEX favorite proactive multihypenates Petronia Paley and Nathan James have been honored for their work on stage for the 2013-2014 theatre season with AUDELCO Awards. The 42nd annual event nominated Petronia Paley in the Lead Actress category for her role in William Shakespeare's Coriolanus: The African Warrior. Nathan James is nominated for Best Supporting Actor in Cheryl L Davis' Maid's Door. Ms. Davis is also nominated for Playwright. 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Call for Screenwriter to Adapt African American Story

We are looking for completed feature-length scripts that were adapted from novels to evaluate as writing samples in a potential writer-for-hire opportunity. This will be for a period (1940s) African American story; therefore, we need a writer who is good at researching so the dialogue and other period elements will be accurate. When pitching, please mention whether you're a produced or optioned writer in the personal message space. Budget has yet to be determined. WGA and Non-WGA writers may submit. Our credits include "A Talent for Trouble."

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 IMPORTANT: Please ONLY submit your work if it fits what the lead is looking for EXACTLY.